Jet Aerobatics, is dedicated to the operation, preservation & display of their fast jet training aircraft
The first ever flight of the Jet Provost took place 66 years ago on the 26th June 1954. This venerable aircraft served the RAF for almost 40 years and a number are still airworthy and can be seen regularly on the UK air show circuit!
This year we were looking forward to another milestone anniversary for XW324 as she reaches her half century (1970-2020), sadly these celebrations had to be put on hold. Here at Jet Aerobatics we were hoping to have another extremely busy season but unfortunately due to COVID, we along with the rest of the UK have been thwarted in our efforts to maintain some kind of normality.
Ordinarily we would have been offering a single ship display with opportunities for pairs displays depending on organisers needs and/or requirements, the pairs display is of course always subject to crew and aircraft availability. For those who have seen our previous displays you will appreciate we aim to provide a flowing and visually satisfying display which has been designed to satisfy both the Photographers and the viewing public alike.
Unfortunately 2020 has seen the air show community decimated as events have systematically had to cancel one after the other as COVID took hold. Owners operators and organisers continued to invest heavily in maintenance and organisational planning with the aim of hitting the ground running when and if circumstances prevailed.
Regrettably fate intervened and we’ve all been left with no seasonal income and very large costs to absorb. Many events are run in support of charitable organisations and although regrettable there seems an inevitability that some events and/or display assets may disappear altogether, let’s hope that some of our best loved aircraft remain in the UK and don’t end up overseas.
With the above in mind please spare a thought for the organisers and all UK air show participants and particularly the civilian operated warbirds many of which receive no external funding whatsoever.
If indeed we are permitted to hold events in 2021 please do all you can to attend and/or support the UK air show circuit.
If events are permitted next year we aim to continue providing our highly dynamic and exciting aerobatic display which has thrilled the British air show going public for many years. We will be again combining aerobatic manoeuvres with some rather graceful flying to allow the photographers among you the chance to take some amazing and evocative photographs of this amazing little aeroplane whilst at the same time showing the slow handling characteristics of this immaculate Jet Provost Mk5 (XW324). We’re often told by the photographers that the slower, less dynamic displays are the best for photography, that said, we will endeavour to cater for all tastes.
Our current roster of pilots is led by our chief pilot Flt Chelvin Hibbert (Ret’d) and include Flt Andy Sell who has amassed in excess of 12,000 hours, Andy currently instructs at RAF Cranwell on the Phenom 100 and amongst other things has captained the BBMF’s Lancaster and C47, more recently Andy has displayed the Grob Tutor.
This year we are excited to welcome a new member to the team in the form of Phil Bird, Phil is also no stranger to the air show circuit having previously displayed the RAF’s Hawk and Typhoon. To see our pristine JP5 and those of our partner JP operators in action, click on the ‘air show’ tab to see where we are intending to display or, alternatively, to book your own display click on the ‘Jet Aerobatics’ link below and email us for a non-profit making quote. Jet Aerobatics are also available for static display.
If you need convincing, then read one of the many positive and independent reviews or alternatively watch one of the many magnificent in-cockpit videos which can be found on YouTube.
You can access these via our photo gallery page.
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